Corporate Warehouse Supply, based in Superior, Colorado, sells a full range of equipment and copier supplies to organizations around the nation. Understanding the importance of going green, Corporate Warehouse Supply urges its clients to recycles ink and toner cartridges according to manufacturer suggestion or by using drop-off centers in the local community, such as those at Staples and Home Depot. Recycle4Charity and similar organizations also offer other ways to recycle these supplies. Ink and toner cartridges contain chemicals that can prove harmful if absorbed into the soil in a landfill. In addition, the plastics used in these products can take 1,000 years or more to decompose. Often, copier and printer companies can remanufacture new cartridges from recycled products, which takes about 80 percent less energy than creating a new cartridge from scratch. Organizations and individuals may want to ask about purchasing recycled cartridges for use in the office and at home. Individuals can learn more about local recycling centers from Earth911.com or about larger recycling programs, such as Recycle4Charity, from Corporate Warehouse Supply representatives.